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Marcelo Tosatti: Linux 2.4.25-pre7

Jan 24, 2004, 04:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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Here goes -pre number 7 of 2.4.25 series.

It contains a bunch of architecture-specific updates (ia64, ppc, mips), JFS and XFS updates, bugfix for big (>128GB) FAT filesystem corruption, amongst others.

About 2.4 freeze:

The planned freeze during 2.4.26 can happen only for 2.4.27.

There are a few bad problems I'm aware of which still need to be fixed (aic7xxx needs to be updated, modular IDE has some problems, etc). Those should get fixed during 2.4.26-pre.

Please help testing! :)

Summary of changes from v2.4.25-pre6 to v2.4.25-pre7


  • ia64: sba_iommu update
  • ia64: sba_iommu: use memparse, long double


  • ia64: work around a menuconfig bug
  • ia64: Fix system type selection to workaround menuconfig bug (select "HP", get "HP-simulator").
  • ia64: Fix broken merge (remove mmu_gathers[] defn)
  • ia64: Skip zero-length resources in PCI root bridge _CRS
  • ia64: sba_iommu: print note about reserving IOVA space for agpgart
  • ia64: Export acpi_hp_csr_space() for modular agpgart
  • ia64: Add acpi_register_irq() interface


  • obmouse driver for HP OB600 C/CT laptop


  • Fix hfs oops


  • Changed EXTRAVERSION to -pre7

Adrian Bunk:

  • simplify PARPORT_PC_PCMCIA dependencies

Arun Sharma:

  • ia64: ia32 sigaltstack() fix

Atul Mukker:

  • megaraid2 update

Bjorn Helgaas:

  • ia64 HP iommu: add "sx1000" detection (no functional change)

Dave Kleikamp:

  • JFS: Avoid segfault when dirty inodes are written on readonly mount
  • JFS: Creating large xattr lists may cause BUG

Dean Roehrich:

  • [XFS] In xfs_bulkstat, we need to do the readahead loop always

Eric Sandeen:

  • [XFS] Fix for large allocation groups, so that extent sizes will not overflow pagebuf lengths.

Hirofumi Ogawa:

  • FAT: Support large partition (> 128GB)

Jack Steiner:

  • ia64: fix ia64_ctx.lock deadlock

Keith Owens:

  • ia64: fix deadlock in ia64_mcacmcint_caller()
  • ia64: Avoid double clear of CMC/CPE records

Manfred Spraul:

  • ldt optimization

Martin Hicks:

  • ia64: Move mmu_gathers[] to local_cpu_data on ia64 (only ia64-specific bits)

Matthew Wilcox:

  • ia64: Add generic RAID xor routines with prefetch

Petr Vandrovec:

  • Deep stack usage in ncpfs


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Full Changelog Bächle:

  • MIPS updates
  • MIPS/DECstation video drivers update
  • Turbochannel driver updates

Rik van Riel:

  • some more fixes for fs/inode.c inode reclaiming changes

Seth Rohit:

  • ia64: hugetlb support (ia64-specific parts)

Stéphane Eranian:

  • ia64: Fix PFM_WRITE_PMCS failure in system-wide mode when PMC12 is zero

Tom Rini:

  • PPC32: Fix finding the MAC address on Motorola MBX860
  • PPC32: Fix the todc definitions for mc146818

Tony Luck:

  • ia64: enable recovery from TLB errors